Beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb from the United States will miss the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for the coronavirus upon arriving in Japan.
Crabb, 29, almost didn't make it to the Olympics.
Crabb underwent " a code of conduct review "which led to the implementation ofrequirements he had to meet in order 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 he saw, that Crabb had violated a previous ban on misconduct involving an underage girl and was suspended until September 2021. A referee shortened his suspension, allowing him to qualify for the Games.
"I've faced adversity before, and I'll 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, had to compete with his partenaire, Jake Gibb, Sunday. He will be replaced by Tri Bourne. Bourne, 32, has partnered with Crabb's brother Trevor for the past three years. The the team is ranked 14 in the world.
Crabb joins a growing list of Team USA members who will be left out of the Games. On July 19, Katie Lou Samuelson, a 3x3 basketball player, tested positive. And on July 20, Kara Eaker , a replacement for the US gymnastics team, has tested positive.