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

Former curling skip Debbie McCormick finds a new home

Team USA embraced Debbie McCormick when she was ready to return.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 05:14 AM

Diggins at Opening Ceremonies: 'It was such a rush'

Jessie Diggins, of Afton, will race in the women’s 15-kilometer skiathlon early Saturday.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 06:39 AM

Women's hockey in need of a boost at Olympics

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge issued a warning to women’s hockey after the 2010 Olympics, saying “we cannot continue without improvement.”

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 12:48 AM

Sochi Olympics kick off with pageantry, eye on Russian history

Organizers said the ceremony would take viewers through several centuries of Russian history, guided by a little girl named Lubov, which means “love.’’

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 12:25 AM

Duluth's Ringsred back at full speed in speedskating

Duluth’s Anna Ringsred took a break from speedskating, only to make the Olympics after returning.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 11:00 PM

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

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