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The trefoil was first introduced in 1972 at the Munich Olympic Games where it could be seen on every official and on 1,164 out of the 1,490 competing athletes Due to its visibility on every major athlete at the time as well as due to its strong presence in tennis (which at the time was enjoying never before seen popularity) on athletes such as Stan Smith & Ilie Nastase, by 1976 the trefoil had become one of the most popular and recognizable brand symbols in the world By the late 1970s and the 1980s, the trefoil had grown beyond sport and was beginning to be seen on a number of celebrities, in particular musicians The trefoil- symbol of Originals Trefoil- pronounced tref (to rhyme with deaf)- oil It is derived from a latin word meaning ‘three leaved plant’