Berlioux, Monique Libotte

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Berlioux, Monique Libotte Gender: F
born on 22 December 1923 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Metz, France, 49n08, 6e10
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 29°50' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 23°03 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 18°04'


French swimming champion, an Olympian, a heroine during WWII and a journalist who became director of the International Olympics Committee (IOC)..

For 10 years Berlioux was a French national swim champion, capturing over 40 titles, and was a semi-finalist at the London Olympic Games in 1948. As a member of the French underground during World War II she had put her expert swimming skills and stamina to good use. She often swam the River Seine with messages to help her fellow patriots defeat the Germans.

Educated at the Sorbonne, where she earned a bachelor's and a master's degree in 1947, she became a journalist, special reporter and columnist for French TV and the BBC from 1947- 1959; she also wrote columns for a Paris newspaper. She was subsequently appointed media chief for the Olympics by then- IOC President Avery Brundage. In 1971 she was appointed director of the IOC (International Olympics Committee). She resigned her position in 1985 feeling that her differences with IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch were irreconcilable.. From 1985 until 1999, she served as Paris Deputy Mayor.

She married Serge Groussard on, February 29, 1956.


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1971 (Director of the International Olympics Committee)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1985 (Deputy Mayor of Paris)

Source Notes

Gauquelin Data - Series E - Category : JO - Number 0108


  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Vocation : Sports : Swimming
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Other Sports Business (Olympics management)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Deputy Mayor of Paris)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs