About Maurice Blitz: Water polo player (1891 - 1975) | Biography, Facts, Career, Life
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Maurice Blitz
Water polo player

Maurice Blitz

Maurice Blitz
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Intro Water polo player
Was Athlete Water polo player
From France Belgium
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 28 July 1891, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 2 February 1975 (aged 83 years)
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Maurice Blitz (28 July 1891 – 2 February 1975) was a Belgian Olympic water polo player during the 1920s.

He was the older brother of sporting champion Gérard Blitz, and father of Gérard Blitz who founded Club Med in 1950.

Maurice Blitz and his brother Gérard were both member of the Belgian water polo national team who won silver in two consecutive olympic events, in 1920 and 1924.

Maurice Blitz, who was Jewish, did not leave the water polo scene once he retired from competitions. He became an international referee (he conducted the Olympic final in 1928), and was a member of the Belgian Olympic Committee and swimming federation.

In 1948, he founded the swimming and waterpolo club Zwemclub Scaldis in Antwerp.

He was one of the early financial supporters of Club Med, founded by his son Gérard in 1950.

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