An American couple have decided to name their two-week-old son after Icelandic mixed martial artist and Ultimate Fighting Championship star, Gunnar Nelson.
Icelandic athletes at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, which closed on Sunday, brought home 13 medals: four gold, three silver and six bronze.
Icelandic athlete Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir was named the ‘fittest woman on earth’ after winning the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games in Los Angeles yesterday.
The Icelandic Women’s National Football Team was ranked 18th best in the world in FIFA’s most recently released rankings.
Iceland’s Ultimate Fighting Championship star Gunnar Nelson beat American Brandon Thatch in UFC 189 in Las Vegas last night in under three minutes. “Gunnar Nelson proved points on the feet and the ground, dropping Brandon Thatch with a combination of punches, then sinking in a fight-ending rear-...
The Icelandic national men’s football team is now ranked 23rd best in the world by the highest governing body of international football, FIFA.
A new opponent has been found for Iceland’s Ultimate Fighting Championship star, Gunnar Nelson, following his scheduled opponent’s recent injury.
All three sons of former football star Eiður Guðjohnsen, who played for FC Barcelona among other teams, are now footballers, according to Eiður’s mother, Ólöf Einarsdóttir, who was interviewed on radio station Bylgjan this morning.
While attention has been focused on the Icelandic national football team in recent days, the national handball team is also trying to qualify for the European championships and its win against Israel does not guarantee Iceland a place in Poland next year, as many people had previously thought....
Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scored as Iceland completed a superb comeback to beat the Czech Republic 2-1 and go top of Group A in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Reykjavik on Friday.
The roughly 10,000 ticket holders to tomorrow evening’s Euro 2016 qualifier match between Iceland and the Czech Republic have reason to be optimistic about the weather. Czech players are especially pleased to hear this.
Icelandic athletes were victorious at the 2015 Games of the Small States of Europe which concluded in Reykjavík on Saturday. Iceland claimed 115 medals, 38 gold, 46 silver and 31 bronze medals, which is the country’s best achievement at the GSSE to date.
The 16th Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) kicked off in Laugardalur, Reykjavík, with an opening ceremony yesterday evening. For a while there was a risk of the games being canceled because of strikes but the crisis was averted in time.
Pape Mamadou Faye, the striker for Víkingur in Iceland’s top flight of football, the Pepsi League, has unexpectedly quit.
If Icelandic aviation workers do not come to a contract agreement for better pay and conditions before the end of the month, the Games of the Small States of Europe will have to be canceled, as they are supposed to take place in Iceland from June 1.
The Euro UEFA 2016 qualifying match between Iceland and the Czech Republic is sold out, a month before it takes place on 12 June.
Iceland tied with Serbia in an away game in Nis yesterday, 25-25, in the 2016 Euro Qualifier. However, Iceland won against Serbia at Laugardalshöllin stadium in Reykjavík last Wednesday, 38-22.
As the Icelandic football league season opens, the game between Fylkir and Breiðablik in the first round of the Pepsi Championship should have gone ahead today, but has been postponed.
All five sports clubs in the northern part of the West Fjords plan to merge and they are asking you to come up with a new name.
Icelandic striker Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen has been offered a new contract by Bolton Wanderers at the end of the season.
The Icelandic national team in men’s football places no. 38 in the latest FIFA World Ranking published yesterday, down by three seats from the last ranking, despite beating Kazakhstan 3-0 in the Euro qualifier and making a 1-1 draw in a friendly against Estonia since then.
Norwegian sports writer Roar Stokke wrote on his blog yesterday that Norway “should take a lesson” from the Icelandic national team in men’s football, which beat Kazakhstan 3-0 on Saturday while Norway lost 1-5 against Croatia.
The Icelandic national team in men’s football beat Kazakhstan 3-0 in an away game in Astana today. The team has now earned 12 points after five games in group A in the European Championship qualifiers.
Spring isn’t quite here yet, judging by the recent snowfall. While some have grown tired of the snow, others are happy to hit the slopes; ski resorts will be open across the country today. Outside Reykjavík, most slopes in Bláfjöll and Skálafell will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.