Heartbreak Cycles (aka Blackout Cycles) can create Heartbreak! Ryan was peaking in a Blackout Cycle during the incident in a Rio gas station August 14 during the 2016 Summer Games. The incident and Ryan’s subsequent “overexaggerated” story has become known as LochteGate.
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You can see he was in the black (strongest) portion of his Blackout on August 14.
Blackout cycles are characterized by
people seeing you in your worst possible light.
They are the times when you could
make a critical error
be on your very best behavior to avoid problems.
We may never know what actually happened in those early morning hours, but we can say with certainty that Ryan did not use good judgment!
Ryan’s error(s) in judgment are proving to be very costly: He has lost every major sponsorship – worth $1 million or more – and still faces punishment by the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming, including the possibility that he might not be allowed to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games.
If Ryan knew about his Blackout Cycle, he would have known to be more careful!!! He has more likelihood of doing effective damage control after his Blackout peaks and completes August 24.