National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland

The National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland (Icelandic: Íþrótta- og Ólympíusamband Íslands) (abbreviated ÍSÍ) is the National Olympic Committee representing Iceland, and the highest authority for sporting activity in the country. The main tasks of the ÍSÍ are to promote, coordinate and organize sporting activities in Iceland, as well as to promote the development of sport, as well as public sport events. The ÍSÍ has organized many popular public annual sporting events such as marathons and cycle to work schemes.

National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland
National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland logo
Country/Region Iceland
CodeISL
Created1912
Recognized1935
Continental
Association
EOC
HeadquartersReykjavik, Iceland
PresidentLarus L. Blöndal
Secretary GeneralLiney Rut Halldorsdottir
Websitewww.isi.is

HistoryEdit

ÍSÍ was founded on 28 January 1912 undir the name Íþróttasamband Íslands (English: Sports Association of Iceland). In 1997 it merged with the Olympic Committee of Iceland (est. 1921) and was renamed as the National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland.[1]

List of presidentsEdit

President Term
Axel V. Tulinius 1912–1926
Benedikt G. Waage 1926–1962
Gísli Halldórsson 1962–1980
Sveinn Björnsson 1980–1991
Ellert Schram 1991–2006
Ólafur Rafnsson 2006–2013
Lárus L. Blöndal 2013–present

Member federationsEdit

The Icelandic National Federations are the organizations that coordinate all aspects of their individual sports. They are responsible for training, competition and development of their sports. There are currently 21 Olympic Summer and three Winter Sport Federations and four Non-Olympic Sports Federations in Iceland.

Olympic Sport federationsEdit

National Federation Summer or Winter Headquarters
Icelandic Athletic Federation Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Badminton Federation Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Basketball Association Summer Reykjavik
Equestrian Association of Iceland Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Fencing Federation Summer Reykjavik
Football Association of Iceland Summer Reykjavik
Golf Union of Iceland Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Gymnastics Federation Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Handball Association Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Ice Hockey Federation Winter Reykjavik
Iceland Judo Federation Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Karate Federation Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Sailing Association Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Shooting Sports Federation Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Skating Association Winter Reykjavik
Icelandic Ski Association Winter Akureyri
Icelandic Swimming Association Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Table Tennis Association Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Taekwondo Federation Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Tennis Association Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Triathlon Federation Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Volleyball Association Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Weightlifting Federation Summer Reykjavik
Icelandic Wrestling Association Summer Reykjavik
National Paralympic Committee of Iceland Summer/Winter Reykjavík

Non-Olympic Sport federationsEdit

National Federation Headquarters
Icelandic Dance Sport Federation Reykjavik
Motorcycle and Snowmobile Sports Association of Iceland Reykjavik
Icelandic Motorsport Association Reykjavik
Icelandic Powerlifting Federation Reykjavik

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Íþrótta- og Ólympíusamband Íslands". forseti.is (in Icelandic). Office of the President of Iceland. Retrieved 15 June 2020.

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