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. 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

Diggins, U.S. finish ninth in women's cross-country relay

By the time Jessie Diggins got rolling on the anchor leg of her race Saturday, her American team already was out of the chase for an Olympic medal.

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 01:15 AM

U.S. women will prepare the same for Swedes in semifinals

After beating the Finns, Sweden is in underdog role again.

Updated: February 16, 2014, - 08:57 AM

Canada denied again as Japanese skater wins men's gold

Highly decorated Patrick Chan joined a long list of countrymen — including one who coached the Sochi champ — to be denied gold.

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 12:12 AM

Injured Plushenko withdraws, calls it a career

Evgeni Plushenko retired after an injury; USA’s Abbott flopped; Japanese teen soared.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 12:18 PM

Afton's Jessie Diggins relaying thoughts of a cross-country medal

Diggins will anchor the U.S. team in the 4x5K relay, which has a realistic shot at winning a medal.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 11:06 AM

Women's Olympic hockey down to final six

Play will resume on Saturday, and for the United States and Canada, not until Monday.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 11:56 PM

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

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