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Take a seat

So HOK Sport's flashy stadium for the London 2012 Olympics will seat 80,000 spectators over the 16-day sporting extravaganza. The lucky 25,000 people will get 'permanent' seats in the stadium bowl, and 55,000 people will get one of the temporary seats which will be 'taken away' – according to the the London 2012 website – during the 'legacy mode' that Olympics bosses are so keen to harp on about. But what will happen to these 55,000 seats after the Games finish? Astragal speculates that schoolchildren across East London may have to get used to uncomfortable metal and plastic chairs as they struggle through double maths…

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