5253 Sports officials and referees
Sports officials and referees observe and enforce rules and regulations governing sporting events, athletic games and sports competitions. They are employed by national, provincial and local sporting commissions, organizations and leagues.
clerk of the course – racetrack
figure skating judge
harness racing starter
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Sports officials and referees perform some or all of the following duties:
Officiate at sporting events or athletic competitions to maintain standards of play and to ensure that game rules and safety regulations are observed
Record lapsed time and keep scores during events or competitions
Judge the performance of competitors, award points, impose penalties for infractions and determine results
Compile scores and other athletic records
Establish and maintain rapport with coaches, players and organizing committees
Verify credentials of athletes or animals engaged in sports or related special events, and respond to written protests.