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Handball Hero Sings in Björk’s Karaoke Marathon

Captain of the Icelandic national team in men’s handball Ólafur Stefánsson was among those participating in a panel discussion in the Nordic House in Reykjavík on Thursday as part of Björk’s campaign to prevent the privatization of Iceland’s natural resources.


A geothermal borehole in southwest Iceland. The campaign group, The Voice of the Nation, would like geothermal energy, along with other natural resources, to be in public ownership. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

He then launched the subsequent karaoke marathon by performing a duet with flamboyant pop star Páll Óskar, the latter’s hit song “Allt fyrir ástina” (“Everything for Love”).

Stefánsson told visir.is that he left the Independence Party three months ago because he feels the party wants to maintain people’s ownership of things, regardless of how that ownership came to be.

Stefánsson is now training with the Icelandic national team in preparation for the upcoming World Championship in Handball; Iceland will play Germany in two friendly games in Reykjavík this weekend as part of the preparations.

Back in the Nordic House, another notable duet was Björk and environmentalist, journalist and composer Ómar Ragnarsson, performing the latter’s classic “Thrjú hjól undir bílnum” (“Three Wheels on the Car”).

Click here to watch a video of the panel discussion and performances on RÚV and here to read more about the karaoke marathon, which will continue until midnight.

Click here to read more about handball.

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