The Games is reminiscent of something produced by a Benford or Bear. A near future world has had various Olympic Games genetic engineering scandals. So they go for a no-holds barred make the best monster pre-Olympic Games event that becomes huge.
All goes well for the USA, they win three monster fights in a row.
However, the next time their entrant has been created by with the help of a savant genius and a supercomputer that is way beyond anything else. The science head of the project is do disturbed by the alien nature of the being created - something that would scare an Alien - he calls in a xenobiologist. People die and things get a little bit Species.
A very solid effort.
3.5 out of 5