The O's were denied a judicial review into the decision to award sole tenancy of the 80,000 seater stadium to West Ham, having previously branded it "entirely flawed"The High Court have refused Leyton Orient permission to pursue a judicial review into the awarding of tenancy rights for the Olympic Stadium to West Ham.
The League One club dispute the London Legacy Development Corporation’s (LLDC) decision to grant the Hammers sole tenancy of the Stadium in Stratford, arguing they were "never properly considered as a co-tenant with Premier League side West Ham".
Lawyers representing Leyton Orient labelled the decision “entirely flawed” during their two-hour hearing with judge Mr Justice Lewis, while the LLDC responded by claiming Orient’s argument was "wholly illogical", "devoid of merit" and that their Decision Letter had clearly outlined the process.
After listening to both sides of the argument, Orient’s bid for a judicial review was denied by Mr Justice Lewis, just as their written application had been in April.
Following the decision, West Ham published a statement on their website responding to the news, reading: "West Ham United welcome the decision to not grant permission for a judicial review into the LLDC's process that awarded the club the opportunity to make the Olympic Stadium its home in 2016.
"Although the application for a judicial review would not have had any impact on West Ham United's move to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the club have always believed the process was robust, fair and transparent.
"The club and other key stakeholders in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park can now focus fully on progressing their ground-breaking plans to create a stunning venue of which the whole country can be proud, alongside a long-lasting and tangible Olympic legacy with a real community club at its core.
"West Ham United will continue its consultation with supporters to ensure the Hammers' new home is the pride of east London and the envy of the rest of the footballing world."