Rachel Blount

Reporter/Columnist | Sports
Phone: 612-673-4389
Rachel Blount is a sports columnist and general assignment reporter, with a particular emphasis on Olympic sports.

Recent content from Rachel Blount

Athletes in Sochi share spotlight with security measures

Russia’s deputy prime minister, Dmitry Kozak, said Thursday, “We can guarantee safety and security in Sochi.”

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 07:45 AM

Healthy Kessel a key to U.S. women's team's hopes for gold

The Gophers forward makes unbelievable plays, her coach said.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 07:23 AM

Minnesotans find their Olympic dreams behind the scenes

Many Minnesotans are heading over to Russia to do behind-the-scenes jobs that allow the a­thletes to shine.

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 11:35 AM

U.S. women's hockey defense built around Gophers

Four defensemen on the U.S. women’s hockey team played at Minnesota.

Updated: February 02, 2014, - 09:48 AM

Diggins skis, Stillwater follows

Jessie Diggins, at 22, has ascended to the elite ranks of cross-country skiing, and an entire community is along for the ride.

Updated: February 02, 2014, - 08:17 AM

Gay rights supporters speak up before Winter Olympics in Sochi

Ahead of the Winter Olympics, Russia’s anti-gay law draws protests and concern.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 11:01 PM

Olympic curler Shuster is solid as a rock back at skip

The mental slate has been erased, and John Shuster will compete in Sochi with a new group and new resolve.

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 12:08 AM

Bloomington native Herman gets spot on U.S. Olympic ski team

She finished second in a slopestyle freeskiing event at the U.S. Grand Prix in Park City, Utah, to automatically qualify for the Sochi Olympics.

Updated: January 20, 2014, - 01:49 AM

Vonn's withdrawal leaves Olympic-sized void

Lindsey Vonn’s right knee needs more surgery. She’ll miss the Olympics — and the Games will miss her — but supporters have no doubt she’ll be back.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 06:36 AM

'Devastated' Vonn says she won't compete in Olympics

Lindsey Vonn reinjured her right knee in November, and that led to a broken heart when she announced Tuesday that she will not compete at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 01:19 PM

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