Forty-seven elite athletes participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
and was one of the hosts of the FIBA.
In 1701, the dual state formed the , as , crowned himself as king.
Berlin became the capital of the in 1871 and expanded rapidly in the following years.
Berlin is the seat of the and 's elected chairperson is titled the bishop of EKBO.
Rohrpost pneumatic postal network [ ] Main article: From 1865 until 1976, Berlin had an extensive , which at its peak in 1940, totaled 400 kilometers in length.