D'Arcy Coulson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameT. John D'Arcy•Coulson, Jr.
Used nameD'Arcy•Coulson
Born29 June 1936 in Ottawa, Ontario (CAN)
Died2 April 2020 in Shawville, Québec (CAN)
Measurements182 cm / 83 kg
Affiliations?, Ottawa (CAN)
NOC Canada


John D’Arcy Coulson’s father, John Sr., was a professional ice hockey player who had one season in the National Hockey League with the Philadelphia Quakers (1930-1931). D’Arcy was a survivor of polio in his youth, but was later able to play football in high school. He eventually turned to luging, however, where he found his greatest athletic success. His most notable appearance for Canada came in the singles event at the 1968 Grenoble Games, where he placed 47th. He also took part in the World Cup for that sport and, nationally, won the inaugural Canadian doubles title in 1967, alongside the non-Olympian Paul Levesque. During his luging career, Coulson was a priest, but he later worked as a social services administrator.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Luge CAN D'Arcy Coulson
Singles, Men (Olympic) 47

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