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Orient wait for Olympic verdict
Leyton Orient bosses are waiting to hear if they have won the latest round of a fight for a share of the Olympic Stadium.
The League One soccer club says the London Legacy Development Corporation was wrong to award sole tenancy of the stadium to Premier League West Ham. Bosses want the High Court to intervene.
Lawyers representing Leyton Orient asked a High Court judge to give the club the go-ahead to pursue a judicial review of the corporation's decision. They outlined arguments to Mr Justice Lewis at a hearing in London.
The judge, who also heard arguments from lawyers representing the corporation and West Ham, said he would announce a decision later.
Lawyers for Leyton Orient argued that the corporation's decision not to allow the club to share the stadium with West Ham was flawed.
They said the corporation had wrongly had "regard to perceived lack of financial viability" as a reason not to "team" Leyton Orient with West Ham.
"Leyton Orient does not suggest that it would be viable as a sole occupant of the stadium. Nor does it seek by these proceedings to prevent, disrupt or delay West Ham's move to the stadium," said Adam Lewis QC, for Leyton Orient.
"Rather, Leyton Orient wishes to be allowed back into the procurement competition ... and to be awarded a concession to use the stadium jointly with West Ham."
Mr Lewis said the club had a "clearly arguable" case for a judicial review of the corporation decision.
Lawyers for the corporation "resisted" Leyton Orient's claim and said the club's case was "unarguable" and "lacked merit".