At each Paralympic Games, teams are officially welcomed to the athletes’ Village by the Village mayor in a formal ceremony. There are several of these ceremonies a day once the Village has opened, in the lead-up to the start of the Games. Due to numbers, several countries are usually welcomed at the same ceremony. At the Torino winter Paralympics, the Canadian team was welcomed at the same time as Australia.
Date: March 2006
Author: Photo by Jennie Milton, APC official photographer for the 2006 winter Paralympics