Olympic Volleyball 2012: 4 Countries with Huge Size Advantages

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Olympic Volleyball 2012: 4 Countries with Huge Size Advantages
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Reid Priddy, David Lee and Lloy Ball combine to throw a huge block in 2008.

Perhaps the most important factor when it comes to volleyball is size.  

And with such a small margin in skill among national teams competing in the Olympics, size becomes an even larger component of success. 

In the London Games, certain teams will have major advantages when it comes to size.  Not surprisingly, all four teams on this list are ranked in the top five by the FIVB.

Of course, having the tallest team does not necessarily mean an automatic gold medal.  Nevertheless, having a significantly larger front line than the opponent can be the deciding factor in a match. 

So, which volleyball team will have the biggest size advantage at the Olympics in London?  Read on to find out. 

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