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Lance Armstrong - Survivor (present perfect vs. past simple)

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The life of

L a n c e    A r m s t r o n g

Survivor





1.  Read about Lance Armstrong´s amazing life.

1971 - Lance Armstrong is born on September 18 in Plano, Texas, USA. His mother, Lindey Mooneyham is 17. 

1987 - At 16, he becomes a professional athlete in the triathlon. 

1992 -

  • He finishes 14th in the 1992 Olympics.
  • He becomes a professional cyclist.

1993 - He wins 10 titles, and stage 8 of the Tour de France.

1996 -

  • Ranked the number one cyclist in the world.
  • Member of the 1996 olympic team
  • Diagnosed with testicular cancer. The cancer spreads to his lungs and brain.
  • He loses sponsorship and retires to receive treatment for cancer.

1997 -

  • Returns to professional cycling.
  • Founds the Lance Armstrong Foundation, to raise money and support cancer survivors.

1999 -

  • Wins the Tour de France for the first time.
  • His son Luke is born on October 12.

2000 - Wins the Tour de France again.

2001 - 

  • Wins the Tour de France for the third time.
  • Twin daughters Isabelle and Grace are born.

2002 - Wins the Tour de France.

2003 - Wins the Tour de France.

2004 - 

  • Wins the Tour de France.
  • Divorces wife Kristin Richards.

2005 - Wins the Tour de France for the sixth straight year.

2006 -

  • Wins the Tour for a record seventh time, nine years after being diagnosed with cancer.
  • Retires from cycling.

2007 -

  • Launches the Livestrong campaign to support survivors of cancer, and campaign for cancer awareness.  
  • In November, Armstrong finishes 232nd in the ING New York City Marathon.

2009 -

  • Returns to professional cycling.
  • Finishes second in the Tour de France. 
 
 
2. Complete the questions and answers about Lance Armstrong´s life and career.
 

1. Where  Lance Armstrong born?

He  in , Texas.

2. How many times   the Tour de France?

He  the Tour de France  times.
3. When  he diagnosed with testicular cancer?
He  diagnosed with testicular cancer in . 
4. For how long  campaigned for cancer awareness?
 campaigned for cancer awareness since 1997.
5. How many times    from cycling?
He  .
6. Where  in the 2009 Tour de France?
He  .