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Dutch beat US in men’s beach volleyball

Gold medalist Ayaka Takahashi, of Japan, lights the cauldron at Yume no Ohashi bridge after the...
Gold medalist Ayaka Takahashi, of Japan, lights the cauldron at Yume no Ohashi bridge after the opening ceremony at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Robert Carr/Pool Photo via AP)(Robert Carr | AP)
Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 5:07 PM EDT
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(AP) - U.S. beach volleyball player Phil Dalhausser has had a rough start to the Tokyo Games.

The four-time Olympian and 2008 gold medalist has been in modified quarantine because he is considered a close contact of another player who withdrew after testing positive for COVID-19.

Dalhausser sat near Taylor Crabb on a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco before heading over to Japan. Dalhausser and teammate Nick Lucena lost to defending bronze medalists Robert Meeuwsen and Alexander Brouwer of the Netherlands.

The Americans had practiced together only twice from the time they arrived in Tokyo until their opening match today.

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