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These Icelanders skip the hot springs for ice baths

Grindavik, Iceland | AFP |  Using slow, deliberate movements and deep breathing, bathers immerse themselves in the waters of an ice-covered lake in southwestern Iceland. While others might opt for the soothing hot springs for which the country is famous, this hardy group prefers an ice bath, all in the name …

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PICTORIAL: Newly-accredited envoys present credentials to President Museveni

PICTORIAL: Five newly-accredited envoys to Uganda presented credentials to President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday at State House, Entebbe. This after related welcome ceremonies. Sara Hradecky, the new High Commissioner of Canada. “We urge Canada to join us in our efforts to support refugees,” said Museveni. Maria Erla Marelsdottir of Iceland. “Uganda hopes to …

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Ruthless France ends Iceland’s Euro 2016 dream run

Paris, France | AFP | Olivier Giroud scored two goals and set up another as the Euro 2016 hosts France thrashed Iceland 5-2 on Sunday to set up a semi-final clash against world champions Germany. Giroud fired France ahead after just 12 minutes at a rain-drenched Stade de France with …

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Five great football shocks

Nice, France | AFP | Iceland’s 2-1 victory over England in the last 16 of Euro 2016 on Monday was one of the biggest upsets in the history of world football. Here are five other shocks: USA 1 England 0 – 1950 World Cup Some of the US team had …

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Gritty minnows Iceland hold Ronaldo’s Portugal

Hungary 2 Austia 0 Iceland 1 Portugal 1 Saint-Étienne, France | AFP | Minnows Iceland earned a 1-1 draw with Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal on their European championship debut as the superstar forward failed to score as he equalled his country’s apparence record. A superb finish by Nani gave Portugal the …

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Dhaira laid to rest, stadium to be named after him

Former Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira was laid to rest Wednesday in Mayuge. The stadium where he started his career, Walukuba Tobacco ground, will be renamed Abel Dhaira stadium, soccer governing body FUFA revealed. Thousands, including Iceland’s national soccer coach Heimir Hallgrimsson attended the burial ceremony for the former Cranes …

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Uganda mourns goalkeeper Dhaira

Saddened by the death of Abel Dhaira, sports officials dressed in black paid their last respects Monday during a requiem service at All Saints Church Nakasero. Minister of State of Sports, Charles Bakkabulindi said, “Uganda has built a strong team of goal keepers. Abel one of them, was good at penalties and this …

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