Iceland lost, 28 – 23, in a game against a very strong French team in the play-offs for gold. The small Viking nation never showed its face, both in defence and offence, and complained that the lack of shots taken by the Icelandic goal-keeper helped France to shape their victory and win the gold.
It was not until the last 10 – 15 minutes that Iceland mustered some of the spirit that they had showed throughout the Olympics.
But even though the Icelandic team lost, they can be proud of their achievement and will proudly accept the silver medal.
The staff at IceNews sends their best wishes to the team and all Icelanders at the Beijing Olympics.