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'Amazing Race' Host: I Was Detained in Ukraine!

10/7/2010 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's not just the contestants who run into trouble on "The Amazing Race" -- host Phil Koeghan says  he was detained in the Ukraine a few years ago ... until a powerful fan of the show bailed him out.

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artie help    

if everything that the administration is saying about the healthcare isn't true, who will be held accountable??

1416 days ago
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Lady_U    

Dearest TMZ, its not "the Ukraine" its just Ukraine. You dont say THE GERMANY, do u?

1416 days ago
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Javadude54    

A few years ago? Not exactly breaking news.

1416 days ago
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Chuck    

Dearest TMZ, its not "the Ukraine" its just Ukraine. You dont say THE GERMANY, do u?

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Thank you! I was about to point out the same thing.

1416 days ago
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Joe Mama    

I don't know what his problem could have been. Any US citizen with a valid passport, as long as, it doesn't expire within 6 months, could enter into Ukraine and stay up to 90 days without a visa. He could have easily bribed his way out of whatever reason it was. That how the militsa work!

1416 days ago
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Chris    

Yeah ok.......Really???? Really????? This guy is a clown if he really thinks that.I am American and have lived here for two years. If this toolbox knows anything about Ukraine...you can pay for anything.......they are all about money.....this guy is a liar...nice try *******

1416 days ago
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wow    

Phil is no liar. He's a cool guy.

1416 days ago
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jonny v    

Yes, Phil is a cool guy. He's also a New Zealander (or 'Kiwi') as we like to call ourselves). I'm not sure if he has US citizenship or not, but that may have been the issue. Although, from my own experience, you can walk into almost any country in the world with a NZ passport, no visa or anything else required.

1415 days ago
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Common Sense    

A foreigner conducting business in 'The Ukraine' (LOL, sorry had to) could need a Working Visa. If they did not have that, they may be held up.
Again, very old story and how does this affect Lilo or the Gold Digger?

1415 days ago

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