Gunnar Nelson convincingly beat Russian Albert Tumenov in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, last night.
Six Icelandic athletes have earned the right to participate in the Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5-21.
A large old tree was last week felled in the garden of a house on Laugarásvegur in Reykjavík—without the permission of the homeowners.
Iceland has risen three places in the latest FIFA world rankings for men’s football. Iceland is now the highest ranking of all the Nordic countries. Belgium loses the top spot to Argentina in the latest list.
There are 36 days until Icelandic UFC star Gunnar Nelson steps into the cage for his next fight against Russian fighter Albert Tumenov in Rotterdam.
Five thousand football fans came to the Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus yesterday and witnessed Iceland beat Greece 3-2.
Icelandic swimmer Jón Margeir Sverrisson set two world records last weekend at the Parasport Games in Malmö, Sweden.
Icelandic coach Dagur Sigurðsson led his German men’s national handball team to victory yesterday at the EHF EURO 2016 in Poland when the team beat Spain 24-17, making Germans European champions.
Although the Icelandic men’s national handball team has dropped out of the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland, two Icelanders remain in the championship.
The Icelandic men’s national handball team lost its game against Croatia 37:28 last night at the men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Katowice, Poland.
“It’s a complete craze,” says Stella Hjaltadóttir, a cross-country trainer in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords, when describing the nation’s new pastime.
Record participation is expected in ÍR’s (Reykjavík’s Sports Association’s) 40th New Year’s Eve Run, which will be held at noon today.
Icelandic MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter Gunnar Nelson lost the second fight in his career over the weekend, when he fought against Brazilian Demian Maia at the UFC 194 in Las Vegas.
Sunna Rannveig Davíðsdóttir and Bjarki Þór Pálsson became MMA European champions at the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships in Birmingham, England, last weekend.
Russia emerged as the winner of the European Team Chess Championship (ETCC), which concluded in Reykjavík yesterday.
Swimmer Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir had a golden weekend at the Icelandic National Swimming Championship in the 25-meter Ásvallalaug pool in Hafnarfjörður last weekend.
The 20th European Team Chess Championship opens tomorrow in Laugardalshöll, Reykjavík, and continues through November 22.
A woman who broke her leg in Nike-sponsored contest in Iceland is suing the sportswear company for USD 1.3 million.
Iceland beat Slovenia 0:6 yesterday in Slovenia in a preliminary game for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017.