LOS ANGELES — With stay sports activities largely postponed by the coronavirus, The ESPYs will shift focus from honoring athletic accomplishments to celebrating acts of heroism and humanitarian support throughout the pandemic.
ESPN stated Tuesday its annual awards present will air June 21, a few month sooner than its normal July date. Particulars of the two-hour present are nonetheless being labored out, however will probably be produced quite than air stay, the cable community stated. Comic Tracy Morgan hosted final yr’s present in its longtime dwelling of Los Angeles.
The Arthur Ashe Award for Braveness, the Pat Tillman Award for Service and the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance can be featured. The Muhammad Ali Sports activities Humanitarian Award and the Billie Jean King Youth Management Award, each normally given out at a separate present the evening earlier than, can be added to The ESPYS telecast.
ESPN stated the present will “shift its customary focus from excellent athletic achievement with a view to additional spotlight narratives of service, perseverance, and braveness from throughout the world of sports activities.”
Due to security considerations surrounding giant gatherings, ESPN has canceled stay occasions surrounding the present in addition to the sixth annual Sports activities Humanitarian Awards.
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