officiating officiating  /ə ˈfɪ ʃi ˌeɪ tɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of umpiring



  1. Bias in officiating is nothing new in the world of sports.
  2. He also sounded notes of frustration with officiating a high-stakes contest in which one team's players are essentially invisible.
  3. Along with two colleagues, Robinson followed Episcopal statutory procedure and initiated charges against the three officiating bishops.


  1. Ardath A. Regan

    Ardath A. Regan - age 80, of Holly, died Saturday, June 15, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 4 PM Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly, with Rev. Sharlyn Gates officiating. Inurnment will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of the service on Wednesday. Mrs. Regan was born in Cincinnati, OH on January 7, 1933 ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Tri-County Times

  2. Writer: NHL playoffs are ‘annoying’

    Not happy with officiating.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProHockeyTalk

  3. Stevens Point native has goal of officiating World Cup, Olympics

    By reaching the highest level of officiating with FIFA - soccer's governing body - Margaret Domka can chase her dream: Officiating the 2015 Women's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune


  1. "The entire crew shoulders responsibility for each play. I have taken this action because there must be accountability in our officiating program," Slive said. "Our institutions expect the highest level of officiating in all of our sports and...
    on Oct 21, 2009 By: Mike Slive Source: ABC News

  2. Commissioner David Stern said the NBA would "continue with our ongoing and thorough review of the league's officiating program to ensure that the best possible policies and procedures are in place to protect the integrity of our game."
    on Aug 15, 2007 By: David Stern Source: Forbes

  3. "I just really do believe this: If I was an official and I was making what I made officiating because I love the game and I love doing it, and I was getting criticized by the media, including our announcers on TV, like these guys get criticized, I...
    on Nov 9, 2009 By: Nick Saban Source: Dothan Eagle

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