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Alright folks, I can see there is a lot of confusion concerning why these two terms are chosen like they are.

Here is the distinction:

Career/Calendar Year Golden Slam is a ITF distinction: It concerns only the Grand Slams and Olympics, which are governed by the ITF. Olympics is the reason why this name is chosen, because of the gold medal.

Career/Calendar Year Golden Masters is a ATP distinction: It concerns only the Masters series tournament, which are governed by the ATP. Olympics has nothing to do with Golden here, it's chosen so because of the ATP Masters emblem.

This is why there won't ever be a name for All Masters + Olympics, because there are two different governing bodies for the awards. So, no Career/Calendar Year Golden Golden Masters for you.

See ITF World Champions versus ATP Year-End Number 1. There are many awards, each governing body with their own.
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