Rejected Olympics Mascots

For every mascot you see scaring children at the opening ceremonies, there are dozens that don't make the cut. And with the Olympics in Italy this year, the field was especially competitive. Here are some of the mascots that didn't make the cut...
Salvatore, the Talking Trans-Am
The Corpse of Pope John Paul II
Vinnie, Cousin to the World
Giuseppe, the unemployed younger brother of Mario & Luigi
Carmine, the Spicy Meat-a-Ball
Izzy, the Out-of-Work Atlanta Olympics Mascot
Woppy, the Guido
Roberto Begnini
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