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Robin Roberts to get Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Co-host Robin Roberts during a broadcast of

Co-host Robin Roberts during a broadcast of "Good Morning America." (Aug. 20, 2012) Credit: AP

Robin Roberts, back at "Good Morning America" after a bone-marrow transplant, will get the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year's ESPY's, ESPN and ABC announced on the air Tuesday morning. Yes, the Courage Award is a big deal and is sometimes -- if not all that often -- given to a figure outside the world of sports. Presentation is July 17. Here's the quote from ESPN chief John Skipper and the clip below.

“Robin brings an amazing amount of energy, compassion and determination to everything she does. Those qualities made her an incredible asset during her time here at ESPN, and they have served her well as she battled the terrible health challenges that she’s had to face,” said ESPN president John Skipper. “Robin’s accomplishments in so many areas – as an athlete, a broadcaster, a cancer survivor and more – demonstrate her ability to shine regardless of adversity and we could not be more proud to honor her as the recipient of this year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award.”


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