From the back of the box:
It's the next best thing to being there.
These seven events, modeled after the official Calgary competition, put you right there in the Canadian Rockies competing against the fastest and strongest athletes in the world.
Going for the gold takes endurance...
The easy part ends after the Calgary opening ceremonies. After that you'll sweat icicles in the cross-country competition. Slice through ice in the oval-track speed skating event. And with burning muscles, you'll make a self-styled figure skating routine look easy.
You'll cruise the luge at 95mph with only a fiberglass board and some razor sharp blades between you and a rock-hard chute of ice. To get downhill to the gold you'll have to ski over 70 mph - without hitting any flags. And you'll taste the Calgary stratosphere as you freefall down a 90 meter skit jump, ride the wind and touch down on white concrete. Do it better and faster than anyone else and you've got the gold!
The packaging blurb carefully does not use the term 'Olympic Games', but the US release does state that it is "The 1988 U.S. Olympic Team Game".