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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with sports journalist Oksana Kehoe.
Born in Russia and living in America for the past decade, Oksana has covered numerous sporting events, including boxing and mixed martial arts cards, as well as those of other sports, for both Russian and American media.
The rise of Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union in recent years in the sporting world in general and the combat sports in particular has captured the attention of many people. We met on Monday evening in midtown Manhattan to discuss this phenomenon, as well as the decline of success of so many American athletes, especially in the combat sports. She also explained why she moved to America and how she got involved in sports media. This was just one of the first of what we hope will be many discussions on this topic, including with Oksana.
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