El Salvador's Olympic Committee (Comité Olímpico de El Salvador) was established 1925 but was only recognized thirteen years later (1938) by the International Olympic Committee.
In 1968, El Salvador was first seen in the Summer Olympics which was held in Mexico City, Mexico with the largest delegation that the country had since. From that point on, El Salvador has been in most Summer Olympics except in 1976 and 1980.
Despite the near perfect attendance record in the Summer Games, El Salvador is yet to win its first-ever Olympic medal. Their best performance so far is by Juan Vargas when he ranked 9th place in Judo (men's 71 kg division) in the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, California, USA.
El Salvador, like most South American countries, has never been represented in the Winter Games.