A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 17, 2016
“Why isn’t suntanning an Olympic sport?"/"You can only get bronze.”

A popular joke about the Olympics is:

Q: Why isn’t suntanning an Olympic sport?
A: Because the best you can ever get is bronze.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2008.


Enough about you...
8/15/2008
Little Olympic Jokes
Q: Why isn’t suntanning an Olympic sport?
A: Because the best you can ever get is bronze.

Twitter
Carl’s Jr of Vegas
‏@carlsjrofvegas
Q. Why isn’t suntanning an Olympic sport?
A. Because the best you can get is bronze!
9:20 PM - 9 Feb 2010

Twitter
Josh Sánchez
‏@jnsanchez
Why isn’t suntanning an Olympic sport? Because the best you can ever get is bronze. - BOOM! #LameJoke
4:50 PM - 16 Feb 2010

The Telegraph (UK)
London 2012: Best Olympic jokes
The Olympics don’t naturally inspire comedy gold, but if you can stop groaning at the terrible puns there are occasional laughs to be had.

7:00AM BST 10 Aug 2012
Golden gags
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Why isn’t suntanning an Olympic sport? Because the best you can ever get is bronze.

reddit
Why isn’t suntanning an Olympic sport?
submitted August 9, 2016 by Sleepless_Devil
Because the best you can get is bronze.

Twitter
LaffGaff
‏@LaffGaff
Why isn’t suntanning an Olympic sport?
Because the best you can get is bronze.
#funny #jokes #jokeotheday
4:12 PM - 16 Aug 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 • Permalink