The media director and athletes on their way to the opening ceremony

Sit skier Rod Hacon and media director Paul Griffiths lead a group of Australians on their way to the Opening Ceremony of the 1992 Albertville Paralympic Winter Games. These Games were the first time in its history that an Australian team had ever been accompanied by a person whose role was to support and enhance media coverage of the team and the Games. Griffiths was not a member of the team but played a key role in bringing stories about the team and the Games to an Australian audience. Since 2000, a media manager and media liaison officers have been key members of every Australian Paralympic Team.