Emmanuel Macron, Guy Drut, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and several IOC members were photographed on Tuesday making a triangle with their fingers. The President of the Republic received the IOC at the Elysée in support of the bid for Paris at the 2024 Olympic Games. The image quickly made the rounds of social networks where comments on the conspiracy theory or illuminatis is going well. But what does this sign really mean?
For a few hours, several photos showing French sportsmen perform a triangle with their fingers circulating on social networks. Disseminated on the accounts relating to the candidacy of Paris to the JO-2024, these are therefore understood as a support brought by many personalities, one year from the fateful date. Thus, we have seen the last hours Zinédine Zidane perform this famous gesture or even the tricolor striker Kevin Gameiro.
Also, Sports Minister Patrick Kanner lent himself to the game, broadcasting on his personal Twitter account a photo on which he makes this famous gesture. In addition to a posture reminiscent of the shape of the Eiffel Tower, this sign actually has a much wider meaning.
“Paris in Sign Language”
Contacted by The HuffPost, the team in charge of the bid “Paris 2024” tells us how this gesture was born. “At the base, it is the athletes who came back from Rio who wanted to create a gesture of rallying,” we are told, sportsmen and women with a heart to invest in the Parisian bid.
“This is the word ‘Paris’ in sign language. The idea was that everyone could do it with his hands, without the need for pins or any other support to affirm his adhesion, “says the team in charge of the file.
Thus, several athletes of the last tricolor delegation lent themselves to the game by posing with the famous sign, as shared the official account of the candidacy of Paris.
To go even further, so that everyone can imitate athletes and personalities by claiming their support, “a public poster campaign will be launched tomorrow,” says the staff of Paris 2014. On these visuals, Will see athletes performing the sign together, such as Teddy Riner and Michael Jeremiasz, Tony Yoka and Estelle Mossely or Kévin Mayer and Élodie Clouvel.