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.
The Icelandic women’s national football team beat Macedonia 4:0 in Skopje today in a preliminary game for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 in the Netherlands.
A qualifying game for the UEFA Euro 2016 in France between Iceland and Latvia at the Laugardalsvöllur arena in Reykjavík Saturday ended in a disappointing draw, 2:2.
The Icelandic national team in men’s basketball lost its final game at EuroBasket 2015 in Berlin yesterday, 111-102 in overtime against Turkey, placing sixth in Group B after the team’s first appearance at a major championship.
The Icelandic men’s basketball team lost to Spain 73-99 in its fourth game at the EuroBasket championship in Berlin last night.
Ásgeir Elíasson and Árni Þór Árnason swam across the English Channel Monday, from England to France.