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    Default Origin of "Triple Crown"

    I was wondering if anyone knows the origin of the term - in relation to winning the big 3 events. From my own memory, the term was mainly used (in the old days) in relation to Rugby Union (beating the other 3 home nations), although it may also have been in sports I wasn't following like Horse Racin

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    I didn't know about the 1999 reference, but to be honest I thought it was the BBC trying to gloss over its dramatic reduction in coverage and dropping

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    Certainly agree about the UK. Seems to be pretty much the same as any other ranking event. OK, its the best of 11 rather than 9 or 7 but really nothin

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    First person I remember using it was Hazel Irvine.Just happened to refer to the three BBC events of course.Before this the BBC also used to televise t

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    Probably the "big three" was a term made up by the BBC but it seems to have died out now to be replaced by "triple crown", which is used much more wid

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    It's definitely a term coined by the BBC to "big up" their own events. It was never used until after they dropped the Grand Prix from their broadcasti

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