I personally love that the song doesn't have a chorus after the verses and puts guitar solos there instead.
While I do think "Butterflies & Hurricanes" would've been a better Muse song for the Olympics, "Survival" is good for what it is.
Plus, we get to hear it all over the coverage of the Olympics, so I have another reason to watch the games a part from the hot athletes. Also, I've heard Muse will be playing at the closing ceremonies. I hope it's live and not "live".