COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and Mark E. Shepherd, Sr. announced today that on Tuesday, Dec. 4, both parties reached a mutually acceptable settlement of any and all claims brought forth by Shepherd against the USOC in the case of Mark E. Shepherd, Sr. v. United States Olympic Committee, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. While the terms of the agreement are confidential, Shepherd and the USOC each expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the case. Shepherd was the manager of Disabled Sports Service for the United States Olympic Committee from 1994 through 2001. Shepherd was also a member of the 1996 bronze medal USA Paralympic Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team and a three-time World Champion with the USA men's team (1994, 1998, 2002)."The USOC is pleased we've been able to bring closure to these issues so we can continue to focus our attention on moving forward with all of our Paralympic programs and particularly preparing the best team possible for the Beijing Paralympic Games,"said USOC Chief Executive Officer Jim Scherr."I am very pleased to represent the U.S. as a Deputy Assistant Chef de Mission at the Beijing Paralympic Games and look forward to supporting the U.S. Paralympic Team,"said Mark E. Shepherd, Sr.