Magnús Scheving received recognition from the Mediterranean Foundation on the fifth day for promoting increased health among children in Barcelona. The award is given every other year to those who have excelled in their work in the field of fitness and exercise. Magnús received recognition for LazyTown and his work in the interest of increasing children's health. Michelle Obama, the first lady o...
Magnús Scheving, the newly crowned winner of Edda’s honorary award, is in the UK where he will today attend the inauguration of a new sports hall which will be named after Sportacus from LazyTown. It’s called the Sportacus Sports Hall, where Sportacus is the English name for the Icelandic “Íþróttaálfurinn” that Magnús has played so memorably.
The sports hall is located at a primary school in London, close to the British national stadium, Wembley. “The kids at the school were allowed to decide what the sports hall would be called and they chose Sportacus” says Kjartan Kjartansson, spokesman for LazyTown.
In addition to taking part in the inauguration of the gymnasium, Magnús will do a number of interviews with the British media. These include the Independent, Sunday Mirror, Financial Times, Sunday Magazine, Sunday Express and the British edition of the Hollywood Reporter. He will also do two television interviews, including Paul O’Grady’s talk show on Channel 4, and he will do a radio interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC.
“LazyTown is doing very well in the UK and there has been a very high demand for Magnús to visit the country. We decided to use these three days to deal with the demand,” says Kjartan.