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RT News - December 17 2020 (18:00 MSK)

Sport's top court rejects an appeal by Russia's anti-doping agency to overturn a ban on Russian athletes, but reduces it to two years. The Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision means the Russian national flag won't be seen at international sporting events until the end of 2022. Russian president Vladimir Putin wraps up his annual Q&A session with journalists and the public, lasting just over four hours. For the first time it was remote by video link due to Covid-19. French president Emmanuel Macron tests positive for Covid-19, but he will continue his role remotely during a self-isolation period.