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

Afton's Jessie Diggins relaying thoughts of a cross-country medal

Diggins will anchor the U.S. team in the 4x5K relay, which has a realistic shot at winning a medal.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 11:06 AM

Women's Olympic hockey down to final six

Play will resume on Saturday, and for the United States and Canada, not until Monday.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 11:56 PM

Pairs gold medalists win one for Mother Russia

With the pressure of the nation upon them, Maxim Trankov and Tatiana Volosozhar skated to pairs gold.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 10:18 AM

Star-spangled blunder for White in the halfpipe

Shaun White couldn’t ‘out-Yolo’ the Swiss snowboarder known as I-Pod, and failed to medal in the event he's won twice.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 07:34 AM

Camaraderie eases disappointment for Herman

Bloomington’s Keri Herman didn’t medal in slopestyle skiing, but several of her friends did.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 12:29 AM

Slip-ups put Bloomington's Herman 10th in slopestyle

In the finals, she came awkwardly off the first rail — “a fluke,’’ she said — but finished strongly.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 08:19 AM

Female ski jumpers earn wings

Female ski jumpers were scoffed at for years. But through the efforts of a dedicated group, they will finally take flight in the Winter Games.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 07:12 AM

Not for a medal yet, U.S. and Canada set to renew rivalry

When the U.S. and Canada face off Wednesday in women's hockey, a medal won’t be at stake but momentum will.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 06:51 AM

Kessel's line leads U.S. women in shutout of Swiss

The Gophers forward had two goals and two assists as the U.S. secured a semifinal berth.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 06:49 AM

At 31, Herman remains kid at play

World Cup champion slopestyle freeskiier from Bloomington refuses to treat her new livelihood as work.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 06:30 PM

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