Coakwell on World Cup and Bobsleigh Canada, November 19, 2021
Photo courtesy of IBSF

Ben Coakwell will be looking to qualify for his third Olympic Games when the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) begins its 2021-22 World Cup season on Nov. 19-21 in Igls, Austria.

Coakwell, who hails from Moose Jaw, will be a part of Justin Kripps four-man sled as a brakeman.

Qualification for the Beijing 2022 Games will be based on results during the 2021-22 season from the World Cup, Europe Cup and North American Cup circuits up to Jan. 16, 2022.

Those results will qualify spots for each National Olympic Committees (up to a maximum of three sleds in men’s four-man), with the specific teams that will fill those spots being released at a later date.

Learn more about Canada’s sliding athletes at and about the qualification process at

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