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Guðmundur Guðmundsson (left) and the Danish players celebrating their victory.

Icelanders driving force behind Olympic handball success

22 Aug 2016 Three of the six medals won in the handball competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games were won by teams under Icelandic managers.

Aníta Hinriksdóttir after her qualification heat in Rio today.

Icelandic record not enough to qualify for 800 m semis

17 Aug 2016 Icelandic 800 m runner Aníta Hinriksdóttir ran the race of her life in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today, breaking her own Icelandic record – but an unlucky heat draw means that the Icelander has not qualified for the semi-finals.

Iceland’s most successful Olympians

16 Aug 2016 Iceland competed at the Summer Olympic Games for the first time in 1912, and since then Icelandic sportsmen and women have won four Olympic medals – two silver and two bronze.

Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir in Rio.

One of Iceland’s best Olympic results ever

10 Aug 2016 Iceland’s Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir finished sixth in the 100m breaststroke at the Rio 2016 on Monday – one of the best Icelandic Olympic results ever in an individual event.

Lúthersdóttir won two silvers and one bronze at the European Championship in London last May.

Rio 2016: Icelandic swimmer makes finals

8 Aug 2016 Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir’s success is greater than any other Icelandic female swimmer, she qualified for the finals of 100m breaststroke in the Olympics. “I think I still have more give and I hope that will show, everything can happen in the finals.”

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games get under way on Friday.

Icelandic cod powering Rio Olympic athletes

3 Aug 2016 Among the dishes to be served up in the athlete canteens at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be salted cod from Iceland.

The Olympic Stadium for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Meet Team Iceland for Rio 2016!

17 Jul 2016 With less than a month to go to the opening ceremony of 2016 of the Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, eight Icelanders have secured the right to represent their country.

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