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

Kim calms nerves, skates flawlessly to lead of women's short program

A surprise in the No. 2 spot gave glum Russians a reason to cheer.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 12:58 AM

Minnesota biathlete Nordgren shooting for better days ahead

Leif Nordgren, of Marine on St. Croix, has enjoyed Sochi, other than how he has performed.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 12:10 AM

Davis, White win United States' first gold in ice dancing

Though they skated to Russian music and were groomed by a Russian coach, many fans apparently longed for the old days, when Russians owned this event.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 07:17 AM

Russia's darling is all the talk in figure skating

But the 15-year-old faces a tough field and the pressure of performing at home.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 06:26 AM

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

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