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Nassar Abuse Survivors Receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award

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The hundreds of survivors of Larry Nassar's abuse will be recognized with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2018 ESPYs. ESPN made the announcement on Wednesday.

Hundreds of gymnasts and other athletes publicly spoke out against Nassar, the former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor who will spend the rest of his life in prison. More than 150 of Nassar's accusers confronted him during a sentencing hearing in January, including high-profile Olympians like Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber.

"I will not rest until every last trace of your influence on this sport has been destroyed like the cancer it is," Raisman told Nassar during the sentencing.

Nassar was sentenced to up 175 years behind bars after pleading guilty to multiple charges of criminal sexual conduct and child pornography.

The award will be handed out during the ESPYs on July 18. It's currently unclear who will accept the honor and speak at the awards ceremony.

Wednesday, Michigan Statereached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of Nassar survivors.

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