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

Kessel's line leads U.S. women in shutout of Swiss

The Gophers forward had two goals and two assists as the U.S. secured a semifinal berth.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 06:49 AM

At 31, Herman remains kid at play

World Cup champion slopestyle freeskiier from Bloomington refuses to treat her new livelihood as work.

Updated: February 10, 2014, - 06:30 PM

U.S. women's cross-country team feels it's on the cusp of history

A close-knit U.S. women’s cross-country ski team that includes Jessie Diggins believes it’s on the cusp of history.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 11:09 PM

Duluth's Ringsred finishes 26th in speedskating event

Anna Ringsred finished 26th in the 3,000 meters but was happy with her performance on the slow ice.

Updated: February 09, 2014, - 11:08 PM

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

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