American beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb tested positive for coronavirus

American beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb will miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for coronavirus upon arriving in Japan.

Crabb, 29, almost didn’t make it to the Olympics at all.

Crabb was “subject to a code of conduct review” which led to requirements being put in place to compete, USA Volleyball said in an email. They declined to provide further details, but said he was “in good standing” with the organization.

The Southern California News Group reported, citing documents it saw, that Crabb violated a previous ban for misconduct involving an underage girl and was suspended until September 2021. An arbitrator shortened his suspension, allowing him to qualify for the Games.

“I’ve been through adversity before and will face it again, but that doesn’t take away from the situation,” Crabb said in a post on his Instagram account.

Crabb, who said he was vaccinated, was set to compete with his partner, Jake Gibb, on Sunday. He will be replaced by Tri Bourne. Bourne, 32, has partnered with Crabb’s brother Trevor for the past three years.

So far, at least 91 people with Olympic credentials, including 10 athletes, have tested positive for the coronavirus in Japan, according to a New York Times analysis.

Crabb joins a growing list of U.S. team members who will be banned from the Games. On July 19, Katie Lou Samuelson, a 3×3 basketball player, tested positive. And on July 20, Kara Eaker, a replacement for the U.S. gymnastics team, tested positive.

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