Gérard Blitz – Well-known Antwerp .

Club Med

Gérard Blitz (Antwerpen, 28 februari 1912Parijs, 3 maart 1990) was een Belgisch waterpoloër, diamantair en stichter van de Club Méditerranée. Hij behaalde voor België de bronzen medaille in waterpolo tijdens de Olympische Spelen van 1936. Op 27 april 1950 richtte hij Club Méditerranée op. Hij was de zoon van Maurice Blitz en de neef van de andere Gérard Blitz.

Gérard Blitz (28 February 1912 – 3 March 1990) was a Belgian water polo player and Yogi.

Born in Antwerp, he was the son of Maurice Blitz and nephew of Gérard Blitz, both members of the Belgian water polo national team who won Olympic medals.

He was apolitical during the 1930s, but joined the French resistance in World War II. After the war, he founded Club Med.

On 27 April 1950, Gérard Blitz founded the Club Méditerranée association. In the same year, the first vacation resort for the members of the club was opened on Majorca island, in Spain.

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