If you have never been there, it is hard to imagine the excitement that team members feel as they are about to walk out into a stadium filled with 91,000 people for the opening ceremony of the Paralympics. This video captures some of that feeling from within the ranks of the Australian team members in the tunnel at the Beijing summer Paralympics, with the inside of the ‘bird’s nest‘ stadium just visible in front of them, as flag bearer Russell Short leads the team.
Date: September 2008
Author: Video courtesy of Sally Heads. Still photo courtesy of John Camens.