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

U.S. loss has silver lining for women's hockey

About 1.2 million users streamed the gold medal game live via NBC Sports Digital, making it the most streamed Olympic event in company history.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 11:54 PM

Canada's Poulin becoming national treasure, especially in gold-medal games

SOCHI, RUSSIA - With a gold medal on the line Thursday, Canada women’s hockey coach Kevin Dineen knew exactly who...

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 07:14 AM

Second to one: Canada beats U.S. again for women's gold

Canada trailed 2-0 before tying it up in the final 3:26 of regulation, and then winning with a power play goal at 8:10 of overtime.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 07:09 AM

Minnesota athletes' families get treated at Games to Sochi Nice

Minnesotans have seen the other side of Sochi, after the avalanche of fears over terrorism, unfinished hotel rooms and undrinkable water subsided.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 06:37 AM

Kim calms nerves, skates flawlessly to lead of women's short program

A surprise in the No. 2 spot gave glum Russians a reason to cheer.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 12:58 AM

Minnesota biathlete Nordgren shooting for better days ahead

Leif Nordgren, of Marine on St. Croix, has enjoyed Sochi, other than how he has performed.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 12:10 AM

Davis, White win United States' first gold in ice dancing

Though they skated to Russian music and were groomed by a Russian coach, many fans apparently longed for the old days, when Russians owned this event.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 07:17 AM

Russia's darling is all the talk in figure skating

But the 15-year-old faces a tough field and the pressure of performing at home.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 06:26 AM

U.S. athletes in newer events faring better than megastars

They have done it without contributions from marquee names such as snowboarder Shaun White, speedskater Shani Davis and cross-country skier Kikkan Randall, all of whom have flopped under the Olympic pressure.

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 10:18 AM

Poor showing has U.S. curling re-examining methods

U.S. considering new team selection process in wake of Sochi flop.

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 06:29 AM

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