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Barry Hearn, Chairman of Leyton Orient, said:
This is the second time that Leyton Orient have been involved in legal proceedings in relation to the Olympic Stadium.
The first challenge in 2011 led to the initial tender process being abandoned and re-started.
Orient claims that, under the bidding rules, they should have been "teamed" or considered for a joint tenancy with West Ham - but that did not happen.
A spokesman for the club said that they were confident of success in this legal challenge:
"All bidders were required to consent to 'teaming' when submitting their bids, and the LLDC was required to team as many bidders as the event calendars would allow. The purpose of this requirement was to ensure maximum use of the stadium by as many concessionaires as possible.
"Instead, the LLDC's decision has left West Ham United as the only potential tenant, as predicted by Boris Johnson (now Chairman of the LLDC) at the outset of this latest bid process."
A spokesman for the LLDC board, which is tasked with sorting out the stadium's future, said:
League One Leyton Orient wants a ground-share at the £429million venue.
Owner Barry Hearn said:
Leyton Orient has launched a legal battle against the decision to make West Ham favourites to move into the Olympic Stadium.
The Hammers were named as the "preferential bidders" for the stadium in December, but Orient has asked permission for a judicial review of the process.