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First Person: A conversation with Ben Lee

An exclusive, one-on-one interview with the U.S. Olympic Badminton Team coach

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Ben Lee, the U.S. Olympic Badminton coach and Palo Alto Police Department Patrol Officer, talks with Lisa Van Dusen before heading to London for the 2012 Olympic Games.

In 1992, Lee competed in the Olympics and was the captain of the U.S. Olympic Badminton team. In 2002, he joined the Palo Alto Police Department. On a mission to "put U.S. Badminton on the international map," Lee has never stopped playing and championing the sport since a family friend first put a badminton racquet in his hand at age 11.

Officer/Coach Lee, who is always in motion, reflects on the common denominators of his two passions and what fuels them. U.S. Badminton matches will be take place at Wembley Stadium. Schedules are available athttp://www.nbcolympics.com/badminton/index.html www.nbcolympics.com/badminton.

Interview by Lisa Van Dusen.

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Posted by David
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Officer Ben Lee is a credit to the Palo Alto Police Dept. - both for his service as a patrol officer and his willingness to spend hours teaching others the game of badminton.


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