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

Wild healthy for practice; Yeo lauds Kuemper

Darcy Kuemper bounced back from a subpar game against Edmonton on Tuesday, making 29 saves for his 12th victory of the season. That breaks the Wild’s record for victories by a rookie.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 06:39 PM

Loss dials up pressure on Wild

Be it a lack of chemistry or an off night, the team knows it can’t afford another letdown like it had against Edmonton.

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 12:23 AM

As Games end, the feeling is: From Russia with love

Organizers said the Olympics herald a new era in Russia.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 01:17 AM

Postcard from Sochi: Rachel Blount, staff writer

I didn’t want to believe the Sochi Games would live up — or down — to the predictions that they would be the Fearful Olympics, or the Repressive Olympics, or at the very least the Joyless Winter Games. And guess what? They weren’t.

Updated: February 24, 2014, - 01:15 AM

Closing Ceremony this morning will have a Minnesota touch

Minneapolis’ Michael Shann is the producer of the Closing Ceremony.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 07:16 AM

After early skepticism, Games evolved into a success

SOCHI, RUSSIA – During the runup to the Sochi Winter Games, it seemed the conversation revolved around everything but sports....

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 11:04 PM

U.S. men's hockey heads home empty-handed

A day after a devastating loss to Canada, the Americans barely showed up against the motivated Finns in the bronze...

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 10:26 PM

USOC chief calls Sochi Games a success for American athletes

Americans have won 27 medals, including nine gold.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 08:42 PM

Afton's Diggins finishes 40th in 30K freestyle

The skier from Afton finished 40th, dealing with 40-degree temperatures.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 08:02 PM

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

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