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Lieutenant Colonel Sir James Stuart Coates, 3rd Baronet MC (13 April 1894 – 26 October 1966) was a British skeleton racer who competed in the late 1940s. He finished seventh in the men's skeleton event at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz. He served as President of the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club from 1954 to 1956.
Coates was a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the British Army at the time of the 1948 Winter Olympics. During World War II he commanded the Coats Mission charged with evacuating the royal family in the result of a German invasion.
- The London Gazette: . 1 January 1918.
- 1948 men's skeleton results
- BBC.co.uk factoid featuring Coates prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics.
- Gibbs, Roger (1985). The Cresta Run 1885-1985. London: Henry Melland Limited. ISBN 0-907929-10-9
- Wallechinsky, David (1984). "Skeleton (Cresta Run)". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 1896 - 1980. New York: Penguin Books. p. 577.
- James Coats' profile at Sports Reference.com
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