Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson Handball Player
Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson (born 8 August 1979 in Reykjavik) is an Icelandic handball player who plays for AG København in the Danish Handball League. Guðjón is one of the best handball players in the world. Guðjón started his handball career young with Grótta on Seltjarnarnes. He also played with KA and won the Icelandic championship in 2001. After that his professional career in Germany began with Essen. In 2005, Gudjón Valur won the European championship with Essen, but later that year joined Gummersbach. At Gummersbach he was joined by the Icelandic national handball coach Alfreð Gíslason. Gíslason, former sportsman of the year has led Gummersbach training since 2006.At the World Championship in handball in Germany in January–February 2007, Gudjón Valur scored the most goals, or 66. He was also the player who played the most minutes in the competition. On average, Gudjón Valur played 58 and a half minutes out of 60 in each game. Unfortunately the Icelandic team, which played well, was unlucky and ended in 8th place. Gudjón Valur is one of the most experienced players on the Icelandic national team, with about 250 games and over 1260 goals in international games.
|Date of birth|
|August 8th, 1979|
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2008 Summer Olympics Beijing
The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from August 8 to 24, 2008. A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees competed in 28 sports and 302 events. China became the 22nd nation to host the Olympic Games and the 18th to hold a Summer Olympic Games. It was the third time that the Summer Olympic Games were held in Asia, after Tokyo, Japan, in 1964 and Seoul, South Korea, in 1988. The equestrian events were held in Hong Kong, making it the third time the events of the same Olympics were held under the jurisdiction of two different NOCs, while sailing was contested in Qingdao, and football events took place in several different cities. Beijing was awarded the Games over four competitors on July 13, 2001, having won an absolute majority of votes from members of the International Olympic Committee after two rounds of voting. The Government of the People's Republic of China promoted the Games and invested heavily in new facilities and transportation systems.