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

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

U.S. women's cross-country team feels it's on the cusp of history

A close-knit U.S. women’s cross-country ski team that includes Jessie Diggins believes it’s on the cusp of history.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 11:09 PM

Duluth's Ringsred finishes 26th in speedskating event

Anna Ringsred finished 26th in the 3,000 meters but was happy with her performance on the slow ice.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 11:08 PM

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