The sixth annual Reykjavík International Games kicked off in Iceland’s capital on Friday and will run through January 27. At the games, around 350 foreign athletes from nearly 30 different countries will compete against more than 2,000 athletes from Iceland.
The games consist of competitions in 18 different sports, the latest additions being karate and taekwondo. Other sports include ice skating, team gymnastics, track and field, weight lifting, badminton, swimming, judo and bowling, as stated on ibr.is.
Many of Iceland’s foremost athletes will participate in the games, such as javelin thrower Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir, marathon runner Kári Steinn Karlsson and swimmer Jón Margeir Sverrisson, who won the gold at the 2012 London Paralymics.
The Reykjavík International Games are held by the Reykjavík Sports Union along with member unions of the Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland and several sponsors.
For further information, visit the games’ website.