There was a formal reception for the team

Life for an athlete, even at the Paralympics, can involve responsibilities and obligations away from sport. In the lead-up to the Torino winter Paralympics, the Australian team attended a reception with the Australian government’s representative at the Games, Attorney-General Philip Ruddock and the President of the Australian Paralympic Committee, Greg Hartung. Also present were representatives of the team’s major sponsors and supporters. What looks like the British flag is the Union Jack component of a very large Australian flag.