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 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

Canada's Poulin becoming national treasure, especially in gold-medal games

SOCHI, RUSSIA - With a gold medal on the line Thursday, Canada women’s hockey coach Kevin Dineen knew exactly who...

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 07:14 AM

Second to one: Canada beats U.S. again for women's gold

Canada trailed 2-0 before tying it up in the final 3:26 of regulation, and then winning with a power play goal at 8:10 of overtime.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 07:09 AM

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