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

As Olympics gear up, it's the athletes' turn in the sun

Worries over terrorism caused many Americans to stay home from these Olympics, and there had been speculation that a bevy of other serious issues would dampen the mood.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 07:42 AM

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

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