James Coats

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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 awarded the Military Cross in 1918.[1]

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.

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