Not just sport, there were other stories as well

Members of the Australian contingent at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, Michael Roach (left), Ron Finneran (centre) and David Munk outside the Australia team accommodation during training for the . Before the Games, Michael Roach was diagnosed with terminal bone marrow cancer. He was not formally a member of the Team and was not entered in any events but was involved in all Team activities and given a uniform. Roach died soon after his return to Australia following the Games.