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August 2, 2011

Storming FIFA's Gates

Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl discusses his failed bid to displace Sepp Blatter.

David Goldenberg

After years of trying to report on one of the most insulated and corrupt organizations in the world, Sports Illustrated soccer writer Grant Wahl had an epiphany. Instead of trying in vain to shine a journalistic beam on FIFA's opaque practices from the outside, he would instead go inside and simply turn on the lights. So he ran for FIFA presidency under the banner of full transparency. In doing so, Grant Wahl the reporter became Grant Wahl the politician, the crusading Nader to Sepp Blatter's Bush and Mohammed bin Hammam's Gore.

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