January 17th 2015
January 17th 2015
Junior tournament - January 17th and 18th 2015
World ranking tournament - January 22nd to 25th 2015
The 2015 Reykjavik International Games have come to an end after two great weeks of competition in 20 different sports. Thanks to all the athletes, coaches, umpires, organizers, volunteers, audiences and sponsors for their participation. We hope you all enjoyed the games and are heading back home with good memories.
At the closing banquet this evening one female and one male athlete from each sport, participating this weekend, received an award for their fantastic performance. Below is a list of the award winners. Congratulation to all of them and all those who participated in the 2015 Reykjavik International Games.
|Mette Poulsen, Denmark||Irena Szonova, Russia|
|Milan Ludik, Czech Republic||Jón Sigurður Gunnarsson, Iceland|
|Aðalheiður Ýr, Iceland||Þuríður Erla Helgadóttir, Iceland|
|Steinar Lár, Iceland||Sami Raappana, Finland|
|Alda Harðardóttir, Iceland||Jórunn Harðardóttir, Iceland|
|Skúli Freyr Sigurðsson, Iceland||Ásgeir Sigurgeirsson, Iceland|
|Björk Kristjánsdóttir, Iceland||Katrín Kristjánsdóttir, Iceland|
|Óskar Ómarsson, Iceland||Gunnlaugur Magnússon, Iceland|
|Hanna Rún Óladóttir, Iceland||Rósa Jónsdóttir, Iceland|
|Nikita Bazev, Iceland||Gunnar Þórðarson, Iceland|
|Þórdís Ylfa Viðarsdóttir, Iceland||Kolfinna Bjarnadóttir, Iceland|
|Gunnar Egill Ágústsson, Iceland||Emil Oskar Ohlsson, Sweden|
We hope to see all of you again in 2016.
Tomorrow evening on January 25th the RIG closing banquet will be held in Laugardalshöll sports hall from 19:00-22:00. On the schedule we have an award ceremony where one male and one female athlete from each of the sports from this weekend will get an award for a fantastic performance. Gala dance competition will take place, athletes will perform a show displaying different sports, the song of the games will be perfomed and more.
Price per person for this celebration is 3.900 ISK and tickets can be bought from each sports event manager. After eight o'clock entry will be free of charge.
We encouarage you not to miss out on this great celebration!
The previous weekend of the 2015 Reykjavik International Games has come to an end. This was a great weekend where athletes from nine different sports competed. Thank you to all of the fantastic athletes, coaches, organizers and audiences.
At the RIG Ceremony on Sunday evening one male and one female athlete from each sport got an award for a fantastic performance. Below is a list of the award winners.
|Sheridan Lee Gale, Australia||Nete Dehlendorff, Denmark|
|Martin Damsbö Christiensen, Denmark||Khomula Artem, Ukraine|
|Aníta Hinriksdóttir, Iceland||Ielja Strik, Netherlands|
|Daniel Gardiner, United Kingdom||Kim-Raino Rølvåg, Norway|
|Sigríður Árnadóttir, Iceland||Mie Østergaard Nielsen, Denmark|
|Daníel Jóhannesson, Iceland||Kristinn Þórarinsson, Iceland|
|Shaline Ruegger, Switzerland||Ástrós Brynjarsdóttir, Iceland|
|Ágúst Kristinn Eðvarðsson, Iceland|
|Emma Lucraft, England|
|Lonni Boulesnane, France|
This year the Reykjavik International Games are held for the eight time. It is the Reykjavik Sports Union in collaboration with both the National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland and trusted sponsors that host the games.
RIG 2015 started yesterday with a press conference followed by a sports conference but competition began today with swimming at the Laugardalslaug swimming pool. RIG 2015 consists of competition in 20 different sports and most of the games will take place in Laugardalur valley and neighbourhood.
The foreign guests at the games this year are over four hundred and they are of 40 different nationalities. Click here for a list of nationalities sorted by sports.
The games are held during this weekend and the next. This weekend there will be competed in badminton junior, archery, athletics, judo, karate, powerlifting, figure skating, swimming and taekwondo. This previous weekend will end with a RIG ceremony at the Laugardalshöll sports hall. Click here to see the games schedule.
The RIG 2015 swimming competition will take place on January 16th-18th. All the best Icelandic swimmers will take part in the competition and they will meet strong contestants from abroad.
Around 40 swimmers from Denmark, Norway and the Faroe Islands are expected to take part. One of the contestants from Denmark, Mie Østergaard Nielsen, is the European champion in 100 m backstroke and World Champion in 4x 100 m medley.
Click here for further information about the RIG 2015 swimming competition.