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Published June 29, 2012
GAMES TIME: The Int'l Press Centre at Olympic Park now includes the JOHN RODDA Press Workroom. Rodda served as the Guardian's athletics and boxing correspondent for more than 36 years before he died in '09 at the age of 78. He also covered every Games between '60-92. LOCOG Chair SEBASTIAN COE said that Rodda opened up the "world of sports politics to him and played an influential role in helping to advise on how to negotiate the corridors of power" (London GUARDIAN, 6/27). ... MUSE, the "stadium-filling rock trio" has been chosen to provide the official song for the London Olympics. The track, Survival, 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. The band's main songwriter MATT BELLAMY said, "I wrote it with the Games in mind as it expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win" (London TELEGRAPH, 6/28).