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Muse chosen to pen official Olympics song

Rock trio Muse have been chosen to provide an official song for the London Olympics.

The group - who were among the stars who have carried the Olympic torch on its lengthy tour of the UK - will unveil their song Survival on Wednesday night.

Matt Bellamy of Muse, who have been chosen to provide an official song for London 2012. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The track will be played throughout sports sessions at official venues for the games, such as when athletes enter and during the build-up to medal ceremonies.

It is one of five official songs commissioned by Olympics bosses. The others will be from Dizzee Rascal, Chemical Brothers, Delphic and Sir Elton John, who has collaborated with Australian duo Pnau.

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