Olympians share pre-game rituals and inspirations - Presented by Carnival Cruise Lines

It takes a world of talent, training and dedication to make it to the Olympics, but it also never hurts to have some extra motivation in the form of a good luck charm, pre-race ritual or inspirational figure. These Olympians share their secrets to success in Sochi.

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US Olympians Visit USA House

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: U.S. Olympian and gold medalist Jamie Anderson visits the USA House in the Olympic Village on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

Katie Uhlaender

Skeleton Racer Katie Uhlaender poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on October 1, 2013 in Park City, Utah. In memory of her father Ted Uhlaender, she wears around her neck his ring of the 1972 Cincinnati Reds season in which the Reds won the National League pennant. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Kate Hansen of the United States dances as she listens to music watched by security prior to the Women's Luge Singles on Day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Shani Davis of the U.S. competes in the second heat of the men's 500-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

J.R. Celski

J.R. Celski of the United States competes in the Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1500m qualifying on day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Jenny Jones

Jenny Jones of Great Britain poses with a Union Jack after claiming bronze medal in the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Nick Atkins/Getty Images)

Gretchen Bleiler

Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on October 2, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)