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. 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

Duluth native lands a spot on Olympic speedskating team

Duluth native Anna Ringsred was named to the U.S. Olympic team for long-track speedskating Wednesday, after finishing second in the women’s 3,000 meters.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 12:50 AM

U.S. Olympic women's hockey team bears strong Minn. flavor

Five women's hockey players with ties to Minnesota are on the Team USA roster, which was announced Wednesday.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 12:47 AM

U.S. women's hockey beats back rivals from Canada 3-2 in shootout

The win is the third in the row for the Americans; the final matchup of this tour is Monday in...

Updated: December 29, 2013, - 12:29 AM

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